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In the Ghetto song by Elvis

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ELVIS PRESLEY
 
IN THE GHETTO
 
 
                                                             
 
 
 
1- Listen to the song and fill in the gaps with he right form of the verb:
 

As the snow  (fly)

On a cold and gray Chicago mornin'
A poor little baby child   (be) born
In the ghetto
and his mama  (cry) 
'cause if there's one thing that she don't need
It'  (be) another hungry mouth to feed
In the ghetto

People, don't you  (understand)
child  (need) a helping hand
or he'll grow 
to be an angry young man some day
take a look at you and me,
 (be) we too blind to see? 
Do we simply  (turn) our heads 
and look the other way?

Well the world  (turn)
and a hungry litle boy with a runny nose
 (play) in the street as the cold wind  (blow) 
In the ghetto

And his hunger  (burn) 
so he  (start) to roam the streets at night
and he  (learn) how to steal
an he  (learn) how to fight
In the ghetto

Then one night in desperation
a young man  (break) away
he  (buy) a gun,  (steal) a car,
 (try) to run, but he don't get far
And his mama  (cry) 

As a crowd gathers 'round
and angry young man
face down on the street with a gun in his hand
In the ghetto 

And as her young man  (die),
on a cold and gray Chicago mornin',
Another little baby child is born
In the ghetto

And his mama  (cry)

 
 
2- Now add 5 new words you've learnt with this song to your vocabulary list.